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Ancient human remains, ice age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave

Ancient human remains, ice age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave

A group of divers recently connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on

Feb 20, 2018, 17:58 PM IST
Land plants arose 100 million years earlier than thought

Land plants arose 100 million years earlier than thought

The study indicates that these events actually occurred a hundred million years earlier, changing perceptions of the evolution of the Earth's biosphere.

Feb 20, 2018, 11:26 AM IST
Mumbai man drinks entire bottle of ketchup, sets world record – Watch

Mumbai man drinks entire bottle of ketchup, sets world record – Watch

A video posted on Guinness World Records' official YouTube channel shows Upadhayaya drinking the 500-gram bottle of ketchup through a straw.

Feb 19, 2018, 11:29 AM IST
Experts discover lock of George Washington's hair in old library book

Experts discover lock of George Washington's hair in old library book

The last thing one would ever expect to come across on opening an old library book is a lock of hair - especially one belonging to the first President of the United States of America.

Feb 15, 2018, 18:49 PM IST
Rare 200 million-year-old fossil discovered

Rare 200 million-year-old fossil discovered

The new discovery, published in the journal Geological Journal, is from a time known as the Triassic-Jurassic boundary, right after a worldwide mass extinction. 

Feb 02, 2018, 18:38 PM IST
Scientists discover ancient fish species and they have a 10-year-old boy to thank

Scientists discover ancient fish species and they have a 10-year-old boy to thank

The fossil, Candelarhynchus padillai, is about 90 million years old and has no modern relatives, said Oksana Vernygora from the University of Alberta in Canada.

Feb 02, 2018, 18:14 PM IST
Did aliens visit us in the past? Artefacts unearthed in Mexico is a sign, claim theorists - Watch

Did aliens visit us in the past? Artefacts unearthed in Mexico is a sign, claim theorists - Watch

Alien buffs believe that the artefacts are approximately 5000-years-old and claim that no creature existed on Earth that had a similar appearance to the newly discovered artefacts. 

Jan 28, 2018, 17:06 PM IST
10,000-year-old crayon found in Britain

10,000-year-old crayon found in Britain

An ochre pebble was found at another site on the opposite side of the lake.

Jan 27, 2018, 16:16 PM IST

Scientists discover a piece of America in Australia

The team was able to determine this by using both new sedimentological field data and new and existing geochronological data from both Georgetown and Mount Isa.

Jan 23, 2018, 19:00 PM IST
Pentagon made of microbes older than dinosaurs: Study

Pentagon made of microbes older than dinosaurs: Study

Different types of oolitic limestones have formed in all geological periods and have been found around the world, including in the US, the UK, Germany, the Bahamas, China and at Shark Bay in Western

Jan 22, 2018, 13:07 PM IST
Fossils of 'iridescent' dinosaurs with rainbow feathers discovered

Fossils of 'iridescent' dinosaurs with rainbow feathers discovered

Aside from making Jurassic ecosystems of 161 million years ago more colourful, the dinosaur is interesting because it has features that are both ancient and modern.

Jan 16, 2018, 17:23 PM IST
World's fifth largest diamond worth USD 40 million discovered in Lesotho

World's fifth largest diamond worth USD 40 million discovered in Lesotho

Ben Davis, a mining analyst at Liberum Capital, speculated in a research note to investors that the diamond could be worth as much as USD 40 million (33 million euros).

Jan 15, 2018, 18:29 PM IST
SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to return with key NASA cargo

SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to return with key NASA cargo

The spacecraft lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on December 15, carrying about 4,800 pounds of supplies and scientific cargo.  

Jan 13, 2018, 13:11 PM IST
Origin of life on Earth: New recipe for early life discovered by Indian-origin chemist

Origin of life on Earth: New recipe for early life discovered by Indian-origin chemist

In previous studies, researchers imagined early life using the same molecules for the citric acid cycle as life uses today. 

Jan 08, 2018, 18:46 PM IST
Soft, self-healing robots mimicking human muscles coming soon

Soft, self-healing robots mimicking human muscles coming soon

The robots named as hydraulically amplified self-healing electrostatic (HASEL) actuators eschew the bulky, rigid pistons and motors of conventional robots with soft and electrically activated

Jan 05, 2018, 18:00 PM IST
Least populated village in Tibet gets electricity

Least populated village in Tibet gets electricity

The is connected to remote Yulmed Township in Luntse County, Shannan City, through 108 electric poles over a 5,000-metre-high mountain.

Jan 03, 2018, 17:54 PM IST
Here's how climate change could change the taste of your wine

Here's how climate change could change the taste of your wine

The study suggests that wine producers now face a choice proactively experiment with new varieties or risk suffering the negative consequences of climate change. 

Jan 03, 2018, 16:55 PM IST
Why boys tend to do better in science tests

Why boys tend to do better in science tests

The results were based on a year-long study of students in nine introductory biology courses. 

Dec 31, 2017, 17:48 PM IST
3D shapes created from living tissue: Study

3D shapes created from living tissue: Study

Researchers are now curious to learn whether they can stitch the developmental programme that control tissue folding together with others that control tissue patterning.

Dec 31, 2017, 11:22 AM IST
India to have its own gravitational wave detector in 2025

India to have its own gravitational wave detector in 2025

The mirrors and detectors required to build the system will be sent from the LIGO collaborators in the US.

Dec 21, 2017, 17:35 PM IST

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